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Familiar Diversions

I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

Currently reading

To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
Connie Willis, Recorded Books LLC, Steven Crossley
Vintage: A Ghost Story
Berman, Steve, Steve Berman
The Moai Island Puzzle
Ho-Ling Wong, Alice Arisugawa
Progress: 30/239 pages
The snail-watcher, and other stories
Patricia Highsmith
Progress: 9/177 pages
Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, Adventure Games, Hidden Objects (Influential Video Game Designers)
Jennifer deWinter, Carly A. Kocurek, Anastasia Salter
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 140/210 pages
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
The Mystic Marriage
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 302/426 pages
Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Kazuto Tatsuta
Progress: 448/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 150 out of 295 pages.

Champion of the Rose - Andrea K. Höst

I haven't touched this book since my last status update back in August, which means I haven't touched my Nook Simple Touch either. I decided it was time to either quit reading this or to finish it. The decision would have been easier if I hadn't been almost halfway through it.

 

I opted to continue on, because I own the next book and because I couldn't face the thought re-attempting this book in the future and rereading what I'd already read. Because, to be honest, it's been unpleasant. Host's writing is pretty good, and the world is interesting, but I loathe the tense and confused relationship between Soren and Strake. I know from reviews that it eventually blossoms into romance, and I'm really not looking forward to that.

 

I remember reading somewhere that this was not the best book of Host's to start with. I hope that's true, since I own other works of hers that I bought when they were about a dollar each. The unfortunate thing about e-books is that you can't offload them at used bookstores or give them to libraries. And deleting something I paid for, unread, seems like a waste. I hope I can get through the rest of this book fairly quickly, and I hope that I like Host's other books more.